The 33D Invader (2011)
By: J.R. McNamara on June 8, 2013 | Comments
Eastern Eye | Region 4, PAL | 2.35:1 (16:9 enhanced) | Cantonese DD 5.1 | 78 minutes (Full Specs)
The Movie
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Director: Cash Chin
Starring: Macy Wu, Chen Jyun-Yan, Akiho Yoshizawa, Taka Kato, Monna Lam, Hsueh Ya-Wen
Screenplay: Sean Chan
Country: Hong Kong
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I just love watching international films. Sure the whole 'subtitles' thing may turn many people off, but the fact that we are able to watch films that aren't restricted by Hollywood, and therefore, English cinematic conventions, is a great thing for film fans. To me, the greatest continent for a variety of genre films is Asia, with the highlights probably being Bollywood, Hong Kong action and J-horror.

This film, Mi Tao Cheng Shu Shi 33D aka The 33D Invader isn't typical of the output we've previously seen from the above countries. Believe it or not, it is a mix of 80s teen sex comedy, Weird Science, The Terminator and Species (and maybe a bit of a My Stepmother is an Alien). Figure that out! The film was directed by Cash Chin, who also gave us bawdy romps like Sex and Zen II, and was written by Sean Chan, who thankfully, seems to have had nothing else he has written produced.

This totally bizarre film goes like this: in 2046, an alien race known as Xucker, through their attacks on Earth and the resulting radiation, have reduced male fertility by 99%, and so the human race is dying out. A girl named Future (Macy Wu) has been sent back in time to 2011 in order to collect 'good' sperm to repopulate the human race, but somehow the Xucker learn of this plan, and have also sent their best operatives, known cleverly as Xucker Number 1 (Kato Takako) and Xucker Number 2 (Hsueh Ya-Wen) to stop her.

Unfortunately, Future's trip back through time lands her in an apartment complex populated by a bunch of bumbling and horny university students and their female, mostly promiscuous, neighbors, who whilst apparently on a study vacation, are doing anything but study. Will Future collect some decent sperm to re-populate the Earth, and will we bear witness to many scenes of naked Asian hotties while she attempts to succeed in her mission?

Let's hope so!!

This was one of the most schizophrenic films I have ever seen. The soft-core sex scenes are filmed like they are aimed at aficionados of high-class cable TV erotica with delicate lighting and soft sexy music, but the low-brow comedy is abrasive and attempts a Farelly Brothers styled grossness, highlights (or lowlights) being penis-eating, and spoofing on a teacher in class.

This scatter-shot approach is unfortunately The 33D Invader's biggest undoing, as it's too explicit for younger audiences while its juvenile (and sometimes inappropriate) humour won't appeal to many adults. If the sex had been played for laughs, which admittedly it attempts occasionally (though unsuccessfully) or even if the entire thing had been played as a straight sci-fi flick with occasional gags and bonking, it might have felt more coherent, but the extremes (in particular the rather casual attitude towards rape, which felt completely out-of-place in a film as infantile as this) are too far apart other for any of it to be truly successful.
The Disc
Madman's 2.35:1 anamorphic transfer is sharp enough and serves The 33D Invader's vivid colour scheme well. Audio is available in either the original Cantonese track in Dolby Digital 5.1 or a Mandarin dub in DTS 5.1. Considering this is a soft-core sex comedy the sound is as active as you'd expect. English subtitles are also provided, and they are a source accidental humour as they are slightly nonsensical, or just not quite correct on occasions.

Not much in the extras department though, I am afraid. Just trailers for this film, The Raid, Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy, The Forbidden Legend: Sex and Chopsticks and Big Tits Zombie 3D.
The Verdict
The sex may be plentiful, yet The 33D Invader is a confused and forgettable film marred by some incredibly odd set pieces and a questionable sense of humour. It does have beautiful, naked Asian babes throughout though, so it's not all bad.
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